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Trump advisor who wanted Clinton ‘shot’ smears Khizr Khan: ‘You disgraced your son’

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New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro (R) came to the defense of Donald Trump on Tuesday for his remarks regarding the family of slain US Army Capt. Humayun Khan.

Speaking to Khan’s father, Khizr, Baldasaro told WBIN-TV, “You disgraced your son, who died as a hero. You used him as a political pawn to go after a candidate who you never met.”

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Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week to criticize the Republican presidential candidate for proposing a ban on Muslim immigration into the US. Trump responded in part by arguing that the captain’s father had “no right” to do so on a national stage.

“Donald Trump has every right to challenge Mr. Khan, because his personal agenda overruled his son being a warrior,” said Baldasaro, who advises Trump on veteran affairs. “That’s a shame that he did that.”

The lawmaker, who said last month that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason,” also indulged in anti-Muslim rhetoric to defend Trump.

“All of [Khan’s] fellow brothers want to kill Americans,” he said. “Whether we like it or not, we have to wake up. They’re here in our country, and who’s next?”

Watch the interview, as posted online, below.

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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